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Stephen Colbert Grills Ohio Governor John Kasich On Marijuana Legalization

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Sun, November, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

stephen colbert john kasich marijuanaOhio Governor John Kasich was on Stephen Colbert’s show recently, and was grilled about his opposition to marijuana legalization. I had been meaning to post this video earlier, but the combination of being in Las Vegas this last week in addition to an already chaotic schedule proved to be too much. But the exchange is so good that I felt it still needed to be posted for those that haven’t seen it.

Essentially, Ohio’s Governor argued that marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to kids because we ‘can’t tell them that drugs are bad, but this one drug is OK so it’s legal.’ That drew a quick response from Colbert who pointed out that alcohol is legal, which resulted in a loud applause from the crowd. Governor Kasich tried to dodge the question, going on various tangents. But every time there was Colbert to call him out. It was a fantastic interview. I would love to see Colbert debate Kevin Sabet.

My favorite part of the interview was when Colbert asked Governor Kasich if he had ever consumed marijuana, to which he answered in the affirmative. Colbert then asked him if he had ever been caught by the police, to which Kasich said no. Colbert then point blank asked him if he thought he would still have made it all the way to being the Governor of Ohio if he had been caught. Kasich tried a cheeky attempt at making a wise crack, which fell completely flat. This is a very serious issue, and I’m glad that Colbert took the Governor to task. How sad is it that a Governor tries to crack jokes about a serious public policy issue, and it takes a comedian to bring him back to reality. It’s a very sad version of irony if you ask me. Below is the video:

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/stephen-colbert-grills-ohio-governor-john-kasich-on-marijuana-legalization/


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Sat, November, 14th 2015 by THCFinder


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Medford, Oregon Votes To Ban All Residential Marijuana Grows

Category: News | Posted on Sat, November, 14th 2015 by THCFinder
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Medford Oregon’s City Council, a few weeks after approving medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, voted to ban all growing of cannabis in residential zones in town. Mayor Gary Wheeler had threatened to veto the controversial dispensary ordinance even though it had passed with a overwhelming 7-1 vote. A compromise was reached that creates a complete ban on growing in residential zones, medical marijuana included. The ban passed the first reading with a vote of 6-2, with Council members Clay Bearnson and Kevin Stein voting in opposition.

Medford and the local police have a long history of resisting marijuana access, going back to the Memorial Week 2013 raid of Southern Oregon NORML, Puffin’ Stuff, and the Green Compass. Later, the city fought in court to deny business licenses to state authorized medical marijuana dispensaries after the legislature voted them in. Coincidentally, with legal dispensaries in Medford looming on he horizon, Chief of Police Tim George recently announced he would retire in December.

Councilman Tim Jackle, who voiced the strongest opposition to the original measure allowing medical dispensaries, encouraged others on the Council, and the Mayor, to consider a ban on residential growing. The final reasoning was that the residents who wanted marijuana would now have legal access points to purchase their medicine.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/medford-oregon-votes-to-ban-all-residential-marijuana-grows/


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Illinois medical marijuana sales top $210K in first week

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, November, 14th 2015 by THCFinder

Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries sold nearly $211,000 worth of medical cannabis to patients in the first week of legal sales, as reported by the Associated Press.

Those figures are pretty high, considering only eight dispensaries are currently operating in the state and less than a quarter of eligible patients have made medical marijuana purchases so far.

 

According to Illinois’ medical marijuana program director Joseph Wright, dispensaries served 806 patients in the first week of sales. Customers purchased approximately 406 ounces of medical cannabis at a price of roughly $450 per ounce.

Read More:http://extract.suntimes.com/news/10/153/7858/illinois-medical-marijuana-sales-top-210-thousand-dollars-first-week


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